Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law voting requirements that will uphold future election integrity. The law includes a ban on drive-through and 24-hour polling places, forbids voting on Sundays before 1:00PM, and adds ID requirements to vote by mail. “Election integrity is now law in the state of Texas,” Mr Abbott said in a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday. This enactment marks a bitter defeat for Democrats, who had fled the state in July in an effort to prevent it from passing. He also called the law a “paradigm” for other states wishing to pass election reform bills. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, at least 18 states have enacted new voting laws since the November 2020 presidential election.